Articles from September 2017

In defence of Strictly

D H Kelly considers the heteronormativity of Strictly Come Dancing and explores how to overhaul the gender norms it promotes

D H Kelly // 28 September 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's (slightly late!) collection of interesting links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor //

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Iris Prize film festivalCelebrating LGBT+ film with the Iris Prize Festival

Earlier this year, Suryatapa Mukherjee joined the team behind the Iris Prize Festival to help produce its programme catalogue. She gives us a run-down of what to expect from this year’s festival

Guest Blogger // 27 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Living in between

M. Lý-Eliot recommends Maysaloun Hamoud’s In Between, the Arab-Israeli director’s controversial first feature about young Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv

M. Ly-Eliot // 26 September 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Annie, you’re an icon, but quotas don’t have to mean compromising on quality

Joanna Whitehead questions Annie Nightgale's recent assertion that gender quotas for women DJs are unnecessary

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Blog

Woman on computerHow reading the comments can help the women’s movement

The comments section is often rife with dark abuse but exposes how deep certain types of prejudice run. It’s something feminists can’t ignore, writes Tilly Grove

Guest Blogger // 23 September 2017

Categories: Blog

The F-Word stage blog: September 2017

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in September

Lissy Lovett // 22 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Work in progress

Our anonymous author speaks out about her rape and the consequent criminal trial

Anonymous //

Categories: Features, Violence

Sex worker rightsWhat sex workers want should be a vital part of feminist politics

If sex workers support the decriminalisation of sex work, left-wing and feminist politics should, too, writes Tilly Grove

Guest Blogger // 20 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Silent suffering: when domestic violence and immigration status intersect

Immigrant women are at serious risk in the UK - Nathalie Greenfield considers how we can help

Nathalie Greenfield //

Categories: Activism, Features, Violence

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 19 September 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

How do you measure the distance of reasonable fear?

Ania Ostrowska talks to American documentarian Yance Ford about his powerful debut Strong Island, available on Netflix

Ania Ostrowska // 18 September 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

It's a bumper round-up this week with links covering news stories and opinion pieces from the past fortnight. Have a read and share your thoughts

Lusana Taylor // 12 September 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

A British girlhood made of bricks: how Kate Nash’s debut album was a friend to teenage girls

Sarah Wilson revisits the messy hinterland of Kate Nash’s debut album and examines its legacy, both for the young girls who grew up with it and for Nash

Sarah Wilson // 9 September 2017

Categories: Feminism, Music, Reviews, Sex and Relationships

Why we need to stop feeling guilty around sugar

Catherine King considers some of the current culture around eating, particularly the idea of 'guilt'

Guest Blogger // 2 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part six

Here are The F-Word’s sixth and final set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering theatre, dance, physical theatre and circus

Various Authors // 1 September 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

F-Word monthly guest bloggerIntroducing September’s monthly blogger

The F-Word welcomes Tilly Grove as September's monthly blogger

Monica Karpinski //

Categories: Blog

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